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Chocolate Bar

Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Ave., 3rd fl., New York, NY 10019 40.762069 -73.974658
nr. 56th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-582-8283 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Cafes, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; F at 57th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Shopping’s gotten sweeter for the Bendel babes: Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar sits, like the cherry on a sundae, on the swank shop’s third floor, where fudge-brown and powder-blue walls hung with vintage hand mirrors give way to creamy banquettes. Windows overlook a posh Fifth Avenue stretch populated by the never-too-rich-or-too-thin brigade. Don’t be taken in by the fancy truffles lined up just so in the display case; Nelson’s mischievous aesthetic peeks through in T-shirts and buttons with safely sassy slogans—“Shake your bon bon!”—and a graffiti line of chocolate that features labels designed by New York artists. The sandwich selection is small but sophisticated: No- mayo, lemon- and caper-stoked tuna arrives on thick bread with olive tapenade; the Barcelona, a dangerously good baguette drizzled in olive oil, is smeared with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Nelson picks her purveyors well: Bread is from Balthazar and brownies from her mom. For those who fancy size-zero couture as well as their sweets, single truffles are for sale. Indulge, linger, and then, get back to the important things, like shopping.

Sister Stores

Alison Nelson’s first Chocolate Bar is in the West Village, and there’s another in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

Recommended Dishes

The Barcelona, $7.50; no mayo tuna sandwich, $15.50